November 3 in Indianapolis hockey history
1940: The Capitals play their second home opener against the Hershey Bears. A crowd of 4,731 sees them tie the Bears 3-3. Hershey’s Pat McReavy ties the game with 54 seconds left in overtime. The Caps launch 45 shots at Nick Damore to get the tie.
1948: Terry Sawchuk’s first shutout as a Capital comes in a 0-0 tie at St. Louis. He would post another shutout the next night in a 5-0 win over Springfield. Red Almas and Don MacDonald share the shutout for the Flyers – the latter a trainer who had to come into the game when Almas was hurt. The two combine for 37 saves. Sawchuk stops 36.
1956: Cliff Hicks’ shutout string is stopped at 186:56, but Pierre Brillant scores his first hat trick as a member of the Chiefs. Danny O’Connor scores the game-winner and adds an assist as the Chiefs beat the Fort Wayne Komets 4-1. Marc Boileau adds four assists and Bob Bowness two assists in the win. Hicks makes 34 saves.
1984: Garth MacGuigan has a hat trick and an assist, but the Checkers fall 7-4 to the Toledo Goaldiggers. Kevin Devine adds a goal and two assists.
1989: The Ice outshoot the Kalamazoo Wings 41-16, but cannot solve Jarmo Myllys, as Dusan Pasek scores at 6:08 of the third to beat the Ice 1-0.
1992: The NHL comes to Indianapolis. The Washington Capitals beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 in a game at Market Square Arena. The game was part of a two-year experiment of neutral-site games in the NHL, and was the only one to be played in Indianapolis. Keith Jones tallies a goal and two assists for Washington, which gets 26 saves from goalie Jim Hrivnak. Petr Bondra, Sylvain Cote and Paul MacDermid also score for Washington, and Stephane Matteau tallies a goal for Chicago. After giving up two goals on four shots, Ed Belfour is lifted for backup Jim Waite, who stops 19 of 21 shots. Karl Dykhuis is called up from the hometown Ice to play for the Blackhawks in the game. A crowd of 8,792 witnesses the contest. Ex-Ice players Jim Waite, Dave Christian, Stu Grimson, Adam Bennett, Rob Brown, Mike Hudson and Frantisek Kucera all played for Chicago in that game.
2001: J.C. Wells makes 49 saves, but the Ice fall 4-3 in a shootout to the Austin IceBats.
2007: The Ice complete a weekend sweep of Lincoln by winning 8-4. Paul Carey has a goal and three assists. John Carlson and John Kemp each tally a goal and two assists.
Happy birthday to …
Paul McInnis: Left wing for the Ice for five games in 1999-2000. McInnis played bit roles in the Colonial/United, Western Professional and Central Hockey Leagues, tallying one assist in his minor pro career. A native of Burlington, Ont., he is 47.